In episode 5 of RegTech Revealed Sarah Sinclair had a fireside chat with Áine Hall. Both Sarah and Áine are advisory board members of RegTech Women with very different backgrounds.
Áine talked about her route into becoming an accidental recruiter and an accidental business founder. Both came about due to a trail of key events - a car accident, a lousy offer around flexible working, the demise of Lehman Brothers and being a mum to two sons.
In the conversation it was revealing that increasingly candidates are asking about companies' strategies to improving diversity and inclusion (D&I). A cursory glance at two dozen RegTech firms in the RegTech Associates directory revealed that leadership teams and boards in this space still have a long way to go to increase female participation. Sarah and Áine talked about the usefulness of data to provide more evidence of leadership teams improving their D&I.
This is recommended listening, especially for young women in the industry.